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What is Colgout?
Colgout can be used to treat sudden gout attacks and to prevent gout. Gout is caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood that form hard crystals in one or a few joints. The active ingredient colchicine works by lessening the built up uric acid crystals and decreasing the amount of uric acid in the bloodstream to relieve pain in the affected joints. Some people may also use it to relieve chest, joint and abdominal pain caused by an inherited disease called familial Mediterranean fever.
How is Colgout used?
Colgout is usually taken orally as directed by a doctor, usually 1 to 2 times daily. The tablets should be taken with plenty of water and can be taken with or without food. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their reaction to the medication. The treatment can be used to treat pain caused by acute gout symptoms but cannot be used as pain relief for other conditions. Consult a doctor prior to discontinuing the treatment as abruptly stopping the medication may cause a relapse in the patientís condition.
Patients using Colgout may encounter side effects such as:
- Stomach pain
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Peripheral neuritis
- Hair loss
- Paleness in lips or tongue
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Numbness in fingers or toes
- Muscle pain or weakness
It is recommended to refrain from consuming grapefruits or grapefruit juice as it may cause too much of the drug to be released in the bloodstream.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Colgout is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.